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at least four u.s. supreme court justices agreed that the court should hear arguments on whether prop 8 is constitutional and will supporters have legal standing, that is a legal standing to argue it in court. both sides are happy the high court is taking the case but for different reasons. mike is live with what we can expect. >> the u.s. supreme court has put itself in a position for what will be a historical civil rights movement and it will come nines years after litigation here in california. justices will now decide whether gays can get married in california. both sides of the prop 8 debate say they're looking forward to the legal arguments. >> when a child sees a married man and woman walking down the street on the sidewalk, they know that that's the real deal. should proposition 8 be upheld, of course it should. >> it will be the fight of our lives, it's been the fight of our lives today, terry stewart joins the city attorney in expressing gratitude to the high court. >> and i can think of no better case for it to take up if it is going to take up a case than this ca
over same-sex marriage in california is now headed to the highest court. the u.s. supreme court said it will take up the issue deciding the legality of california's ban on same-sex marriage. it was approved in 2008 but lower courts ruled it was unconstitutional. we have team coverage. ktvu's eric rasmussen on how the supreme court is at a historic cross roads. but we begin in san francisco, today's decision leaves many people with mixed decisions. >> reporter: i talked with dozen of people tonight and there was a huge range of emotions, excitement, concern and also some confusion. >> reporter: holiday lights lights and friday night crowds but ask people on the street and many are away that today's decision could change lives and history. >> great idea. we need decide. so this is a great idea. >> matter of basic rights. >> reporter: today's decision means that same-sex couples in couple must put marriage plans on hold again. they plan to marry next fall in new york. >> we would have been exchanging vows and celebrating our love and commitment next week but with this decision it is bit
the issue of same-sex marriage. the u.s. supreme court said yesterday it will hear two cases challenging laws that define marriage between a man and a woman. one of them is california's ban on same-sex marriage proposition 8 which voters approved in 2008. but the lower courts ruled that it was unconstitutional. and the other case agreed to hear is from new york. it challenges a federal law called the defense of marriage act which requires the federal government to prohibit federal recognition of same-sex marriages. it was passed back in 1996 and signed by president clinton. now reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same- sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. gay couples could have begun marrying immediately if the supreme court decided to deny review and let the lower court ruling stand. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> states legalized same-sex marriage just months ago. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to be married in any state and be recognized. >> many people say
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